Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Has anyone else noticed that the environmentally friendly phrase of the past has suddenly lost a
It used to be, "Reduce, REUSE, Recycle.
Now everyone just says that they are recycling stuff, when in reality,
they are REUSING it.
When you recycle something {in my mind} you mash it up, break it down,
and then turn it into something else.
Running some water into the plastic bottle, that is re-using--which
is actually probably even better, environmentally speaking than
recycling something.
BUT that this distinction has gone away, gets on my nerves, b/c
now that people have ditched the REUSE word, everyone talks about
{recycling} stuff all the time.
Oh! I think I will recycle this bag from the party as a beach bag!
Oh! let's recycle these pine cones and make wreaths!
Oh! I am going to recycle these sandals, my sister's child grew out of them.
Have y'all heard this too?
If you have ears, that work, you've heard it. :)

1 comment:

Bethany said...

:) Yep. Susan's Word police is on the job! I will be certain to never {accidentally} say recycle when I mean reuse. Here, there are still signs encouraging "reduce reuse recycle" - so the word is available for proper use :)